• Short Summary

    America's atomic-powered submarine, 'George Washington', built at a cost of 100 million dollars, and launched June 9 this year, was filmed at sea for the first time during recent two-day trials.

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    America's atomic-powered submarine, 'George Washington', built at a cost of 100 million dollars, and launched June 9 this year, was filmed at sea for the first time during recent two-day trials.

    Official film just released by the United States Navy shows the water slowly closing over the submarine, and propeller screw breaking surface at the stern. After a short run beneath the Atlantic depths, the 'George Washington' emerged again.

    The vessel, likened in size to a large cruiser, is the first U.S. nuclear sub built to fire 'Polaris' ballistic missiles, - capable of carrying atomic heads from beneath the surface.

    Vice Admiral Hyman Rickover, "Father of the Atomic Sub" was on board the 'George Washington' for the trials.

    Built at Groton, Connecticut, the 380-foot, 5400-ton sub returned to the builder's dock after the cruise.

    'George Washington' is the tenth American US nuclear submarine to be launched in five years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUN7VE7ZBP63ATVKS9E8JQY4H
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUN7VE7ZBP63ATVKS9E8JQY4H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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